Hello Illinois Waterfowlers - (My Duck Hunting Chat "Personal Ad"
My name is Tyler, I am 24 and this is my first year hunting on my own. I’ve been in the blind since I was 10, but until recently only brought a camera due to my Super-Liberal mother. My only hunting experiences have been with my father. He does not have as much time to duck hunt as I do this year, and his “X” is not open for me to hunt without him. I’ve put almost 1000 miles on my car since August trying to find property to hunt, I’ve had no luck. It seems like all of the landowners up here have been burned by City Slickers too many times to allow someone new/young to hunt their land. Fortunately, I got a few permits for State land this year, but would like to get out a little closer to home as well (Northwest Suburbs of Chicago). I have space in my blinds for all of my states permits. If anyone is interested in spending a morning at Marshall Duck Ranch or Snakeden Hollow with a new-er hunter, or if you’d want let me join you at one of your “spots” in exchange, PM me for dates. I am NOT asking for a hand-out hunt.
I would like to meet waterfowlers in the area, and maybe get out with someone with a bit of experience seeing as mine is limited. If anyone needs help with their blind or anything I am more than willing to help anyone who needs it (even if they don’t have room for me to hunt in that blind).
I have a V-Hull aluminum boat, painted olive green, that I run on a trolling motor, paddles and a push-pole. I’d be willing to pay for the Chain-o-Lakes waterfowlers boat permit and make a boat blind if someone with a small outboard would want to hunt the open water with me this season.
My current spread consists of a pair of Baby Mojo Mallards, 6 woodie floaters, 4 canada floaters, 12 mallard floaters; with access to another 2 dozen mallards, 9 canadas, and a handful of canvasback floaters and mallard butts. I made field stands for my 4 canadas and 12 mallards; could definitely use some field decoys at Snakeden Hollow if someone is interested.
Tyler J. Peterson